Adventure sailor Nabil Amra of Minneapolis shares about the upcoming Golden Globe Race 2018. Starting on the coast of France July 1, he and 18 competitors will sail for nine months around the globe—solo, nonstop, and without electronics. His motivation: the contestants of the previous Golden Globe Race 50 years ago and his Palestinian people’s struggle to exist.

Blog author Brandon Ferdig creates human interest stories and commentary that brings to focus that which we ordinarily miss—that which was off in the periphery. Much of his work has been inspired by my time in foreign countries–mainly, East Africa, East Asia, and Latin America. His pieces have been featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesota Public Radio, and the St. Paul Pioneer Press.